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Predicting the impact of chronic health conditions on workplace productivity and accidents: results from two US Department of Energy national laboratories

Study examines associations of chronic health conditions on workplace productivity and accidents among US Department of Energy employees. The majority (87.4%) reported having one or more chronic health conditions, with 43.4% reporting four or more conditions. A population-attributable risk proportions analysis suggests improvements of 4.5% in absenteeism, 5.1% in presenteeism, 8.9% in productivity, and 77% of accidents by reducing the number of conditions by one level. Depression was the only health condition associated with all four outcomes.

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Mindfulness training reduces the severity of irritable bowel syndrome in women: results of a randomized controlled trial

This prospective, randomized controlled trial explored the feasibility and efficacy of a group program of mindfulness training, a cognitive-behavioral technique, for women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The technique involves training in intentionally attending to present-moment experience and non-judgmental awareness of body sensations and emotions.

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Last Updated: 9/9/19